Yahoo gives you control with fantasy playoff custom seeding

Fantasy Football managers have been asking for custom playoffs features and we at Yahoo Fantasy heard you loud and clear. Just in time for Fantasy Football’s second season, commissioners now have the ability to edit seeds for the first round of the playoffs. This will help leagues that want to implement custom tiebreakers.

Some examples of what users have wanted to do in their leagues include:

  • Set up a divisional playoff bracket (make sure to turn playoff reseeding off if you want this).

  • Allow top 4 seeds based on record and 5th and 6th seeds are then based on total points.

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Now this part is important, the tool will open one week before the first game of your league’s playoffs and will lock again once the first game of your league’s playoffs begins. So be sure to complete all edits before the first playoff game.

Where to go: This tool will appear under the commish tools as “Edit Playoff Seeds” under the “Schedules & Playoffs” area, in both the web version and the app. You can also find it by searching “Edit Playoff Seeds”.

How to use it: The tool itself is self-explanatory, so give it a go. Just remember to save when you’re done shuffling your managers around. This feature is available for all private leagues.

Please let us know if you have any questions in our community area. This feature is new for us too, but we’ll help you get that optimal playoff bracket.


For those of you thinking, is this same amazing enhancement coming for Fantasy Basketball, Hockey and Baseball? Yes! Yes, it will be!

Finally, if you’re still trying to make the playoffs, we have you covered there, too. Whether it’s lineup advice with our position-by-position rankings, waiver wire tips or players who could surprise or disappoint in Week 13, lean on the Yahoo Fantasy gurus to get a win.